Is it time to replace your furnace? The heating system in a home generally has the longest expected service life of any major household system. However, at some point, continuing to operate a furnace that’s approaching the end is no longer financially feasible and upgrading now is the best option. Here are four considerations to […]
If you hope to save money on heating your home this winter, you don’t have to rely on the old standby – turning down the thermostat. That will just make you cold and uncomfortable. Luckily, other strategies are available that will improve furnace efficiency, saving energy and money while keeping you and your family comfortable.
If you’re considering upgrading your heating system, some research will help you make the right purchase. You’ll need to understand the different furnaces available and how they’ll impact your comfort and wallet. Let’s make things easier for you by comparing two types of furnaces: single-stage and two-stage furnaces.
As the temperatures rise during the summer months, your focus naturally shifts to enjoying the sun and cranking up your air conditioner. Believe it or not, this is also the perfect time to do some furnace maintenance.
Furnace pilot lights used to be the norm, but they’ve been replaced in recent years by electronic ignitors. If you have an older furnace with a pilot light, it’s equipped with a built-in safety mechanism called a thermocouple. When everything’s working properly, the thermocouple senses when the pilot goes out and shuts a small valve […]
If you’ve never given much thought to your furnace filter, maybe you should. Air filters play an important role in keeping the working parts of your HVAC clean, and changing the filter regularly can extend the life of your equipment for many years. Learn more about how the several types of filters differ.
If you’re upgrading your home’s heating system and looking at equipment features and options, you’ll want to investigate more efficient furnace motor replacement options.
The steady decline in outdoor temperatures signals that winter weather will arrive soon, so it’s vital to get your furnace ready for use. Here are some essential steps to take to ensure that it’s operating reliably, safely and at optimal efficiency. Change the Air Filter Installing a new filter helps keep your heating costs under […]
Purchasing new home heating equipment is a major investment, and it can be difficult to decide whether a gas or oil furnace is your best option. To help you weigh the pros and cons and make an informed choice, let’s compare oil and gas furnaces based on some critically-important factors.
In our region, homeowners have a choice between gas- or oil-burning furnaces. Which one is better? In any discussion of gas vs. oil furnaces, the price and availability of fuel are paramount. Currently, the price of natural gas is low. Oil is generally the most expensive type of home-heating fuel, followed by propane, then electricity […]